CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Bengals have built an offense around star quarterback Joe Burrow and big-play receivers.
However, it was a fierce ground game that powered the past two big wins.
Running back Joe Mixon has had back-to-back 100-yard games for the first time since 2019, including a career-best 165 yards in Cincinnati's 41-10 pounding of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. He has rushed for four touchdowns in those two wins, with the offensive line making generous lanes for his runs. The fifth-year back is averaging close to 5 yards per carry.